The Watchers: A YA Fantasy Adventure (Paperback)

The Watchers: A YA Fantasy Adventure By Jo Sisk-Purvis, Anita Lock (Editor) Cover Image

The Watchers: A YA Fantasy Adventure (Paperback)


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Watchers can see and track a bird miles away; Listeners can hear a whisper a village away; and Knowers, extinct for 500 years, possessed telepathic powers straight out of a nightmare.

"The novel's world-building is stellar... renders the complex history and culture of Alesea's world with rich, evocative detail... With its deft storytelling, colorful and polished writing, and immensely likable central character, THE WATCHERS by Jo Sisk-Purvis is a captivating opening chapter of a promising new fantasy adventure series." Indie Reader, Edward Sung (4.5 STARS)

16-year-old Alesea thinks her sole extraordinary trait is her musical talent. That changes when foreign Watchers invade her tiny island on the night of her professional debut. She alone escapes, unwittingly using the powers of a Knower.

Alesea must now save her people, but first she must come to grips with her dangerous new identity and her pacifist beliefs... and she has only a traitor to help her.

"Jo Sisk-Purvis weaves a fascinating journey into the fantasy world of The Watchers. When I finish a book and instantly want to start the next in the series, I know the author has succeeded; this author has, and I can highly recommend The Watchers." Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Grant Leishman (5 STARS)

"A captivating YA fantasy with great character development and strong series potential... YA fantasy fans are going to love The Watchers. This book has adventure, fascinating lore, colorful characters, and a smidge of slow burn romance." Independent Book Review

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first thrilling installment in "The Trekana" series of other-world, young adult, sci-fi/fantasy adventures.

Joanna “Jo” Sisk-Purvis is a writer, musician, and educator from Chapel Hill. Her stories for young people have been published in Cricket Magazine, and THE WATCHERS is her debut novel. She lives in the woods of central North Carolina with her husband, three children, and far too many animals.
Product Details ISBN: 9781622530359
ISBN-10: 1622530357
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Date: December 30th, 2022
Pages: 282
Language: English
"The Watchers… delves deeply into world-building, introducing readers to an idyllic island paradise where violence and war have been unknown for over 500 years. Jo Sisk-Purvis weaves a fascinating journey into the fantasy world of The Watchers… I particularly appreciated the moral quandaries the protagonist faced; how to lead a revolution against the evil Paav when your life is dedicated to love, peace, and peaceful cooperation?” -Grant Leishman, Readers’ Favorite 5-star review

“...a young adult adventure full of danger and intrigue. I shivered with apprehension multiple times throughout the narrative.” -Cecelia Hopkins, Readers’ Favorite 5-star review